The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2015

2015 was not your ordinary sports media year. We did have some upheaval in sports properties, record viewership for a new event, record viewership once again for the Super Bowl and some upheaval at ESPN. Overall, it made for an interesting year in covering the sports media beat in 2015. As is our tradition at […]

Sunday’s Sports Media Notebook — 03/01/2015

It’s been more than ten days since you had a notebook. Things have gone rather haywire and I’ve been quite busy dealing with issues at home, but you don’t have to be bogged down with what I’m going through. You want content so here it is. NEWS With Monday being the NHL Trade Deadline, fans […]

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/13/2015

We’re back with the notebook after a few days absence. Got busy with a few things so happy to have this back. I’ve plenty of linkage for you. NEWS Ratings from the weekend were delayed due to some problem at the Nielsen headquarters. This happens every so often. NBC said its first Divisional Playoff game […]

Fang’s Bites on the BBC World Service

Yes, Fang’s Bites is going global. We’ve gone across the pond. We’re officially international. Ok, we’re going a bit overboard. This week, the fine program, BBC Sportshour heard Saturdays on the BBC World Service contacted your humble blogger to speak about the career of ESPN’s Stuart Scott and his legacy following his passing last Sunday. […]

Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/07/2015

Let’s do our notebook for this hump day. We begin with some late news that came out on Tuesday. NEWS It appears that new Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will be involved in ESPN’s coverage of next Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press has the story. Fox Sports […]

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/06/2015

On this first Tuesday of the New Year, let’s open the notebook once again to provide you with some linkage and some news you can use. First, some thoughts which will take the place of the breaking news or news segment. OPINION As we’re over 48 hours from the time we learned of Stuart Scott’s […]

Monday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/05/2014

On this day after the death of ESPN’s Stuart Scott, you can imagine the stories that have been written in the aftermath. We have some in the linkage today. We also have some items in the news section regarding this. NEWS Today on the Dan Patrick Show, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt will appear to talk […]

Stuart Scott, 1965-2015

Stuart Scott passed away at the age of 49 this morning after a long battle with cancer. Scott was first diagnosed with the disease in 2007, beat it and was re-diagnosed again in 2011. After beating it a second time, the cancer returned in 2013. Scott’s career with ESPN dates back to 1993 when he […]

ESPN’s Schedule for Day II of Super Bowl Week 2014

As ESPN begins its broadcast day in covering Super Bowl XLVIII in New Yawk, plenty of guests will be paraded in and out of its various studios in Herald Square, Times Square and Bryant Park. In addition, Media Day will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ meaning both the Denver Broncos and […]

ESPN Begins Massive Coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII From NYC Today

Starting now as a matter of fact, ESPN begins its 5,341,093 hours coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII from New York. It begins at 6 a.m. ET with Mike & Mike from Super Bowl Boulevard in Herald Square near Macy’s Department Store. Then it continues from ABC’s Times Square Studios and from Bryant Park all day […]

ESPN Previews Week 3 of the 2013 NFL season

Let’s see what ESPN has for us in Week 3. This spans Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, Monday Night Football and anything else ESPN has in store for us. Check it out below. ESPN NFL Programming Update – Week 3 Sunday NFL Countdown: Tom Brady, A.J. Green, Saints Referee and more Sunday NFL Countdown […]

Stuart Scott Signs New Deal With ESPN

After seeing some high profile departures from the network, and usually acknowledging them with to begin announcing those personalities who choose to stay. And that begins today with the announcement at the Network’s Front Row blog and a subsequent podcast that long-time SportsCenter anchor and host Stuart Scott has signed a multi-year deal. Scott began […]